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St. Ignatius alum Krook happy with decision to turn down MLB in favor of college

St. Ignatius alum Krook happy with decision to turn down MLB in favor of college

by Will Reisman At a time when most kids are working menial jobs and looking for the next keg party, Matt Krook was weighing a decision that would affect the next three years of his life and put millions of [Read entire story]

Harrison’s 3-pointer lifts Kentucky again, and into final

Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA three-point range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to a 74-73 victory over Wisconsin in a [Read entire story]

Predators play spoiler, blank Sharks 3-0

A long shot to make the playoffs, the Nashville Predators played the role of giant killers again Saturday night, taking down the Sharks 3-0 at SAP Center. Fresh off Nashville's 5-2 win in Anaheim on Friday, Patric [Read entire story]

NBA results, April 5

Al Jefferson scored 24 points, including seven in overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats clinched a playoff spot with a 96-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Cavaliers (31-47) trail eighth-place [Read entire story]

Golf results, April 5

Matt Kuchar vaulted past a struggling Sergio Garcia with a 4-under par 68 on Saturday - overcoming windy conditions at the Golf Club of Houston to match the low round of the day and take a commanding lead after three [Read entire story]

Holes-in-one

San Francisco: Jong Yoon, 177-yard 11th, TPC Harding Park Peninsula: Ernesto Belmonte, 120-yard 3rd, Mariners Point, 9-iron East Bay: Don Delbon, 173-yard 4th, Las Positas, 3-wood [Read entire story]

NHL results and news, April 5

Semyon Varlamov tied the franchise single-season record for goalie wins held by Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and Paul Stastny had another big game in his hometown in a penalty-filled 4-0 victory over the host St. [Read entire story]

Dempsey’s hat trick leads Seattle to MLS draw

With the Seattle Sounders trailing rival Portland by two goals, he stuck around to score the first hat trick of his MLS career, including a goal in the 85th minute and a penalty-kick score in the 87th, to help the [Read entire story]

Yunel Escobar agrees to 2-year extension with Rays

Shortstop Yunel Escobar and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million. After establishing club records with a .989 fielding percentage and 53 [Read entire story]

Is patience of Warriors’ owner wearing thin with Jackson?

Scalabrine clashed with Jackson on basketball matters, and according to multiple sources, Erman was dispatched for an egregious violation that would have found him canned by any corporation. The real issue isn't [Read entire story]

S.F. Chronicle’s Boys Player of the Year: Bishop O’Dowd’s Ivan Rabb

S.F. Chronicle's Boys Player of the Year: When Ivan Rabb was in the fifth grade playing on a youth basketball team in Oakland, he noticed that the other boys were shooting with their right hand. Every step Rabb has [Read entire story]

Girls basketball regional players of the year

The 5-6 point guard was a four-year starter for the Irish (21-8) and was a West Catholic Athletic League Co-Player of the Year. A tenacious defender and dynamite in the open court, Summers-Luaulu averaged a team-best [Read entire story]

Boys basketball All-Metro teams

First team Position, PlayerSchoolHt.Yr.CommentC Ivan RabbBishop O'Dowd6-10Jr.Metro POY is nation's No. 1 2015 recruitF Temidayo YussufSt. Joseph-ND6-7Sr.Long Beach State signee led SJ to state titleG Frankie [Read entire story]

Girls basketball All-Metro teams

First team Position, PlayerSchoolHt.Yr.CommentF Mariya MooreSalesian5-11Sr.McDonald's AA had 4 triple doublesF Mikayla CowlingSt. Mary's6-1Sr.McDonald's AA; 16.1 ppg, 8.3 rpgF Kelli HayesMitty5-11Sr.UCLA signee; 18.0 [Read entire story]

S.F. Chronicle’s Girls Player of the Year: Salesian’s Mariya Moore

Longtime women's basketball expert and coach Clay Kallam tried to pinpoint what makes Salesian's Mariya Moore so special, and where exactly she fits on the ladder of Bay Area girls basketball standouts. Moore, who [Read entire story]

Boys basketball regional players of the year

The 5-foot-10 point guard was the West Catholic Athletic League's Player of the Year and led the Wildcats (23-7) to a Central Coast Section Division II title. Known for his ball-handling and distributing skills, Dunbar [Read entire story]

Mariners’ Hernandez keeps rolling against A’s to win 3-1

Hernandez extended his unbeaten streak at the Coliseum to 10, second most all-time by a visiting starter, in the Mariners' 3-1 victory. Brandon Moss followed with a base hit and went to second on a wild pitch, then [Read entire story]

2014 NFL Draft position rankings: Here are your wide receiver rankings

2014 NFL Draft position rankings: Here are your wide receiver rankings

We've wrapped up voting on the wide receiver position. Here are your 2014 Niners Nation wide receiver rankings. After close to two days of voting, the second half of the Niners Nation wide receiver rankings is a wrap. We [Read entire story]

Golf Digest’s May Cover Angers LPGA Pros

Golf Digest's May Cover Angers LPGA Pros

Golf Digest’s May issue has stirred up controversy because of who landed on the cover. The magazine features 25-year-old Paulina Gretzky, fiancée of PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and daughter of renowned...Photo [Read entire story]

Golf Digest’s May Cover Angers LPGA Pros

Golf Digest’s May issue has stirred up controversy because of who landed on the cover. The magazine features 25-year-old Paulina Gretzky, fiancée of PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and daughter of renowned...Photo [Read entire story]